Earth Icon EN (UK) / USD
98% Customer Satisfaction Rating
Apple Watch 40mm Created with Sketch.

Language


Currency

Chiawa camp elephants by the camp 2400
Discover Chiawa Camp

The seasonal Chiawa Camp rests peacefully on the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees. In the heart of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park the camp offers varied activities such as game drives, walking, canoeing, boating and fishing in the presence of Africa's finest guides.

The owners say their 'tents' set a new standard for Zambia in bush-luxury whilst still retaining the rustic and unpretentious feel that Chiawa is so well loved for. All tents have timber floors and verandas looking out on either the dry riverbed or face the Zambezi directly. Comforts and conveniences include flushing loos, 24 hour lighting, hot & cold water, 220v electric power for fans and charging batteries, indoor and outdoor showers, ball & claw baths complemented by Molton Brown amenities and mosquito nets. Renowned for its excellent cuisine the camp's specialty is Afro/Euro fusion food usually served al-fresco, sometimes in the bush or even on a boat in the middle of the Zambezi. Enjoy a cocktail in the stunning thatched lounge/bar area with upstairs viewing deck providing one of the best views of the Zambezi River.

Read More Read Less

Expert View

  • A family owned and run, multi-award-winning camp on the Zambezi River
  • Exceptional safari guides
  • Walking, day and night drives, canoeing, boating and fishing
  • A gentle and unhurried experience for both wildlife and guests

At a glance

  • 8 Safari Tents and 1 Safari Suite
  • 8 years +
  • Open May - mid Nov
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

  • Accommodation environment icon
    Environment
  • Accommodation wildlife icon
    Wildlife
  • Accommodation community icon
    Community
INSIDER TIP

"The luxurious Safari Suite, perfect for honeymooners or families, has the most commanding view in the Lower Zambezi as well as its own 16 square meter plunge pool."

Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Photographic Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photography
Sample Itineraries

TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
Start your African journey

HOW TO BOOK

At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

How to book 1 x2

Connect

Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

How to book 2 x2

Customise

Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.

How to book 3 x2

Confirm

We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

How to book 4 x2

Travel

Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!

Ready to
explore more?

Our travel experts are ready to start creating your dream African adventure.